Jessica Hardy returns to international stage
IRVINE, Calif. -- Jessica Hardy knows what they're thinking. Sometimes, she can even hear their whispers.
She knows they call her a cheat; she knows they believe her 2008 positive test for a banned supplement should erase every accomplishment in a career that's included five world championship medals and the current world record in the 100-meter breaststroke.
It's what still haunts the 23-year-old swimmer every time she steps on a pool deck: those detractors' words.
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